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Helpful Reviews: 55

Frontier Bar & Campgrounds, Saxon, Wisconsin

Date of Stay: June, 2017 - $28.00
Overall Rating:      

First Impression: Rather nice but there's nothing much around. This is a gas station, bar & grill, and campground, all rolled into one stop. Pleasant roadside presentation. Clean. Safety: no concerns. Access: on US-2, halfway between here and there. GPS took us right in. Billboard signs alert you to the CG which is clearly visible off the road. Office: In the bar & grill, token store with overpriced snacks, beer and soft drinks, and hot food, with a few RV and auto items. Credit cards accepted. Must call for reservations. Facilities: No pool, spa, fitness room, or rec center. No laundry room. Very old but clean restrooms with a single, pay shower stall (score "B"). No propane sales. Older but nice looking playground. No fenced dog run. Campground: Not in a flood plain. Roads are dirt/gravel with gentle turns and no overhead obstacles. Big rig friendly. Sites are all spacious, mostly pull-through with a few back-in. Tent area but no yurts or cabins. Sites are mostly grass (some dirt), level, quite long with grass between sites. Utilities at mid-rig with FHU-20/30; no meters. Low water pressure with good taste. Sewer pipe is 3" threaded, just above ground level. No patios. Weather worn picnic tables. Fire rings. Only a few sites have satellite views (trees elsewhere). No cable TV. OTA TV found 10 channels but no major networks. Free CG Wi-Fi but weak coverage; "ok" bandwidth. Verizon phone and 4G at 5 bars. No railroad or aircraft noise and only minor, occasional road noise. No recycle bins. Bug Report (early June): small brown ants, mounds all over the place. A lot of mosquitoes. Runners: CG roads ok for running, no fitness room so no treadmills. Yoga: grass is not tall, okay for your mat. Conclusion: Decent price for an overnight or a few days. We camped at Frontier Bar & Campgrounds in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
34
Site Surface
Dirt, Grass
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Quite a bit longer (plenty of space) for my 5th wheel and truck (I didn't have to disconnect
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
20 Amp, 30 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
No
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Review Count: 127
States Visited: 33
Helpful Reviews: 55

Knife Island Campground, Esko, Minnesota

Date of Stay: June, 2017 - $28.00
Overall Rating:      

First Impression: Quaint. Secluded. Rustic. Thirty spacious sites tucked away in a small forest. A few sites in a meadow. Safety: no concerns. Access: Don't trust GPS. Don't trust Microsoft maps or Mapquest; they can't even find the address. Google maps on wife's phone took us right in. Poor roadside signage. Office: Casual, family staff. No store. Credit cards accepted. Must call for reservations and directions. Facilities: No amenities. No laundry room. Restrooms are porta-potties; no showers. No propane sales. Playground consists of a few swings and see-saws without the sees (or saws). No off-leash dog run. Campground: In a flood plain (St. Louis River). Roads are narrow, dirt/gravel with gentle turns in meadow but sharp, tight turns in forested section. Low hanging branches. Big rig challenging. Prevosts will have problems in the woods. All sites are spacious, pull-through but mostly back-in. Tents can go almost anywhere. No yurts or cabins. Sites are level, gravel/dirt/grass in "ok" condition with grass landscaping. Utilities at rear of site with either 20/30A or 20/30/50A (at extra cost); monthly meters. Low water pressure with "ok" taste. NO SEWER; pump truck available for a fee. Dump station. No patios. Old picnic tables. Open ground fires not permitted but fire rings are at some sites. Buy wood in office. Good satellite views in meadow; not-so-much in the forest. No cable TV. No CG Wi-Fi. Verizon phone at 5-bars; 4G at 4-bars. Distant railroad, no aircraft, but interstate noise notable when outside. No recycle bins. Bug Report (early June): Small brown ants; mounds all over the place. I sprayed and sprinkled (ant "food"). Runners: CG roads adequate for running, no fitness room so no treadmills. Yoga: If you don't mind, place mats on the grass. Conclusion: Marginally overpriced. We're here because a big, Duluth air show has other CGs booked. We camped at Knife Island Campground in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
3b
Site Surface
Dirt, Grass
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Just long enough for my 5th wheel (had to disconnect)
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
20 Amp, 30 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Interior Roads
Tight Turns, Scraping Branches, Obstacles, Poor Conditions
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Cloquet is a small town in two parts, separated by the St. Louis River. Walmart on route 33 just off I-35. Kwik Trip diesel at $2.499. Banks. Applebees, Perkins, some local and fast food restaurants. Walgreens. Menards (mega hardware store). Super One groceries. RV dealer, parts, service on Highway 61, west, over the river from the Knife Island campground. Drive 19 miles to Duluth for big city amenities.

Review Count: 127
States Visited: 33
Helpful Reviews: 55

Irvington Campground and RV Park, Menomonie, Wisconsin

Date of Stay: May, 2017 - $32.00
Overall Rating:      

First Impression: A small, hole-in-the-wall, off the beaten path, out in the country campground. Not too hard to find. About 3 miles (or so) south of Menomonie, WI. Nice, spacious sites. Verizon dead-zone. Safety: no concerns. Access: I took I-94 to exit 41 (local route 25), south on route 25 through Menomonie to "D" road, turn right. Watch for a hard-to-find, upside-down canoe sign on the left. GPS was correct. Office: Used for check-in, no store. Credit cards accepted. Online reservations available. Facilities: No pool, spa, or fitness room. Small rec center with a pay pool table ($1), chairs, small paperback library. Very small, clean laundry room. Attractive restrooms/showers are very clean with modern fixtures (score "A"). No propane sales. Small playground showing its age. No dog run. Campground: In a flood plain (Red Cedar River). Roads are dirt/gravel with gentle turns and no overhead obstacles. Big rig challenging. Prevosts could have problems. Sites are all spacious, pull-through and back-in. Tent sites but no yurts or cabins. Sites are level, grass and gravel in nice condition, grass landscaping. Utilities at rear of site with FHU-20/30/50; with meters. Adequate water pressure and taste. Sewer pipe is 4" threaded at ground level. Site #7 has a concrete patio; picnic tables are in good condition. Fire rings. Tall trees challenge satellite views. No cable TV. OTA TV found 11 channels but poor reception. No Wi-Fi. Verizon phone at ½ bar; no 4G; occasional 3G at 1 bar with spastic coverage. No railroad, aircraft, or traffic noise. Recycle bins. Bug Report: Ants, ants, and more ants. Mounds all over the place. I sprayed and sprinkled around the fiver - twice. Runners: CG and nearby rural roads ok for running, no fitness room so no treadmills. Yoga: except for the patio at site #7, no good place for your mat. Conclusion: Not really a destination CG. A bit pricey for no amenities. Too out-of-the-way for a night-over. We camped at Irvington Campground and RV Park in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
7
Site Surface
Gravel, Grass
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Quite a bit longer (plenty of space) for my 5th wheel and truck (I didn't have to disconnect
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table, Patio
Power Hookups
20 Amp, 30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Menomonie has Applebee's, Perkins, Denny's, and local restaurants. Ample scattering of fast food chains near the interstate. Couple of landromats (none inspected). Wal-Mart north of I-94 on route 25 (diesel at $2.549). Groceries. Banks. Fandango movie theater. No RV stores. Ace Hardware store.

Review Count: 127
States Visited: 33
Helpful Reviews: 55

Madison KOA, De Forest, Wisconsin

Date of Stay: May, 2017 - $54.00
Overall Rating:      

First Impression: Nice roadside presentation. Spacious sites. Easy to find. Safety: no concerns - peaceful. Access: Exit 126 off I-39, go east about 4 blocks, turn right. Good signage, access road in good condition. GPS took us right in. Office: Store with some food items, snacks, RV necessities, souvenirs, beer/wine/liquor/soda. Credit cards accepted. Online reservations available. Facilities: Pool, no spa, no fitness room. No rec center. Laundry room not inspected. Restrooms/showers not inspected. Propane sales. Big playground. Fenced dog run. Campground: Not in a flood plain. Roads are gravel in good condition with "be careful" turns and no overhead obstacles. Big rig and coach friendly. Sites are all spacious, pull-through and back-in. Grassy tent area. No yurts. Cabins and camper trailers for rent. Sites are level, spacious with grass and some trees. Utilities at mid-rig, sewer at rear. Electric 20/30/50; no meters. Adequate water pressure and taste. Sewer pipe is 4" unthreaded, about 3" above ground level. No patios. New picnic tables. Office will provide fire rings when requested. Good satellite views. No cable TV. OTA TV found 23 channels. Free Wi-Fi with excellent coverage and bandwidth. Verizon phone at 5-bars. No railroad or aircraft but very noticeable interstate noise. Recycle bins. Bug Report: No insect issues (late May). Runners: CG roads ok for running, no fitness room so no treadmills. Yoga: grass is very thick and would make mats "lumpy". Conclusion: Too far north of Madison and too pricey to make a good destination CG. Convenient for a night-over when heading to or returning from the Wisconsin Dells. We camped at Madison KOA in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
D-10
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my 5th wheel and truck (I didn't have to disconnect
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
20 Amp, 30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Exit 126 off I-39 has fuel (diesel at $2.479), fast food (Taco Bell, Subway, A&W, etc). No major restaurants. Couple of hotels. Go south to exit 132 for Home Depot.

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Review Count: 127
States Visited: 33
Helpful Reviews: 55

Sleepy Hollow RV Park & Campground, Oxford, Iowa

Date of Stay: May, 2017 - $38.00
Overall Rating:      

First Impression: Attractive CG, well-mowed grass, tall trees, big lake with a fountain. Safety: no concerns - peaceful. Access: Exit 230 off I-80, north about 1000', turn into CG, local road in good condition. OK signage, GPS took us right in. Office: Nice staff, store with snacks, beer, wine, few food items, souvenirs, RV equipment items. Site prices vary based on utilities. Good Sam and military/retired discounts. Reserve online adds 10% service fee with no way to claim discount. Credit cards accepted. Facilities: Big pool, no spa, no fitness room. Rec center in office with pay-games, make your own pizza. Small, clean laundry room. Restrooms clean - showers not-so-much with ancient fixtures, curtains not doors, and moldy wall tile (score "C-"). Propane sales by the tank (30# for $30). Older playground needs painting. No fenced dog run. Campground: Open with limited spaces in winter. Not in a flood plain. Interior roads are narrow, badly potholed and rutted, dirt/gravel with "be careful" turns and low hanging branches. Challenging for long rigs. Sites are all spacious, back-in and pull-through. No tent area but cabins are available to rent. Sites are grass/gravel. Back-in #40 not enough gravel for my 40' fiver so I put tires on the grass. Utilities at mid-rig; metered for monthly renters. Low water pressure with good taste. No patios. Tired picnic tables. Open fires permitted in fire rings; buy wood in office. Good satellite views. No cable TV. OTA TV found 18 channels. Free Wi-Fi with weak coverage and bandwidth. Verizon phone at 4 bars; 4G at 5 bars. No railroad, aircraft, or local traffic noise; distant interstate noise acceptable. No recycle bins. Bug Report: small, biting flies, no ants noted (late May). Runners: CG roads marginal for running, no fitness room so no treadmills. Yoga: Except for the grass, no really good place for your mat. Conclusion: Apparently a weekend getaway spot for the locals. Not bad for a night or two. Nearest town is 10 miles away. We camped at Sleepy Hollow RV Park & Campground in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
40
Site Surface
Gravel, Grass
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Just long enough for my 5th wheel (had to disconnect)
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
20 Amp, 30 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open, Some Shade, Mostly Shady
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Not Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Oxford, IA, about 4 miles north, is small with 1 convenience store and fuel (not sure about diesel). Drive 10 miles east on I-80 to Coralville (exit 240) for major chain restaurants (Red Lobster, Perkins, Olive Garden, etc), Walmart, Lowe's, Hobby Lobby, nice sized mall with Target, Casey's General Store across from Walmart diesel at $2.399.

Review Count: 127
States Visited: 33
Helpful Reviews: 55

Des Moines West KOA, Adel, Iowa

Date of Stay: May, 2017 - $52.00
Overall Rating:      

First Impression: A very nice CG. Clean, open, large, nicely spaced sites. Safety: no concerns - peaceful. Access: Exit 106 off I-80, north about 1½ miles. Access road in excellent condition, big KOA sign on right, GPS took us right in. Office: Nice staff, super store with snacks, ample RV equipment items, tons of souvenirs, pizza delivered to your rig. Beer, wine, soft drinks. Facilities: Heated pool, no spa or fitness room. No rec center. Small, clean laundry room. Modern, "like new", clean restrooms/showers (score "A"). Propane sales. Nice playground. Fenced dog run. Campground: Closed in winter. Roads are dirt/gravel with gentle turns and no overhead obstacles. Big rig friendly. Sites are all very spacious, pull-through. Tent area and cabins but no yurts. Sites are packed gravel in good condition, manicured grass landscaping with occasional trees, sufficiently level. Utilities at mid-rig with FHU-20/30/50; no meters. Adequate water pressure with good taste. Sewer pipe is threaded, about 6" above ground level. I had to dump "uphill". No picnic tables except at premier sites which have patios. Fire pits. Good satellite views. Free cable TV (36 channels). Free Wi-Fi with excellent coverage; good bandwidth. Verizon phone at 5-bars. No railroad or aircraft noise but can hear some traffic from I-80. No recycle bins. Bug Report: No insect issues (mid-May). Runners: CG roads ok for running, no fitness room so no treadmills. Yoga: grass is thick so mats might be "lumpy". Conclusion: Attractive. Recommended although a bit pricey. We camped at Des Moines West KOA in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
5
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my 5th wheel and truck (I didn't have to disconnect
Campsite Features
Fire Ring
Power Hookups
20 Amp, 30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
No
Tips for other Campers:

City of Adel is about 7 miles north. Walmart is 12 miles away in Des Moines.

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Review Count: 127
States Visited: 33
Helpful Reviews: 55

West Omaha / NE Lincoln KOA, Gretna, Nebraska

Date of Stay: May, 2017 - $35.00
Overall Rating:      

First Impression: Hairpin turn getting in. Access road has serious ruts and holes. Okay curbside appeal. CG is moderately wooded. Safety: no concerns - peaceful. Access: I-80, exit 432, north less than a mile, follow signs. GPS took us right in. Office: Friendly reception, nice store with snacks, souvenirs, RV equipment items. Homemade pizza (very good), "Mega S'mores" (addicting). Sodas, beer, and wine. Facilities: Pool, no spa, volleyball, mini-golf, horseshoes, etc. No fitness center. Small, clean laundry room. Restrooms/showers modern and very clean (score "A"). Propane for sale at $3.30/gallon. Big playground. Fenced dog run. Campground: Not in a flood plain. Roads are narrow, dirt/gravel with "ok" turns; no overhead obstacles. Big rig sites at the rear of the CG. Sites for transients are slide-to-slide, cramped, marginally level, pull-through, sparse gravel and dirt. Grass in between. Electric/water at rear of site with FHU-20/30; no meters. Low water pressure with "ok" taste. Sewer pipe is mid-rig, threaded, ranging from ground level to about 4" above ground level. Premier sites have wooden patios, longer with more space. Nice, plastic picnic tables. Open fires permitted in fire rings. Challenging satellite views. Free cable TV (36 channels) but reception "stutters". Free Tengonet Wi-Fi with excellent coverage and bandwidth. Verizon phone at 5-bars. No railroad, aircraft, or traffic noise. Limited recycle bins. Tent area and KOA cabins. Bug Report: small black ants but not around sites (late May). Runners: CG roads marginal for running, no fitness room so no treadmills. Yoga: no place to put your mat unless you get a patio. Conclusion: Acceptable for an overnight or two. We camped at West Omaha / NE Lincoln KOA in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
37
Site Surface
Gravel, Dirt
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Just long enough for my 5th wheel (had to disconnect)
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
20 Amp, 30 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Highway 6, north into Gretna found various fast food restaurants, an outlet mall, and a few local restaurants. Wal-Mart. Groceries. Diesel at Shell for $2.359. O'Reillys auto parts.

Review Count: 127
States Visited: 33
Helpful Reviews: 55

Grand Island KOA, Doniphan, Nebraska

Date of Stay: May, 2017 - $39.00
Overall Rating:      

First Impression: Road sign states "Pavement ends" then pea gravel into CG. Nice roadside appearance. KOA discount only. Neighbors are close. Safety: no concerns - peaceful. Access: Exit 318 from I-80 then south about 500'. Entrance road is rutted and needs potholes filled. Good CG signage, GPS took us directly in. Office: Nice staff, excellent store with snacks, food items, souvenirs, well-stocked RV equipment items. Hot pizza (quite good) for sale including a breakfast pizza. Wine, cold beer and soft drinks. Facilities: Pool, no spa, no fitness room. Rec room with air hockey and foozball. Large, clean laundry room. Restrooms/showers varnished wood, modern fixtures, clean and attractive, hot, softened water (score "A+"). Propane sales at $3.49/gallon. Big playground. Fenced dog run. Basketball court. Campground: Closed in winter. Not in a flood plain. Roads are dirt/gravel with "be careful" turns. Low tree branches north side (behind office); no overhead obstacles south side. Sites are a bit tight, pull-through. Okay for big rigs. Tent areas, 7 cabins, no yurts. RV sites are dirt/gravel, level in "ok" condition, grass between sites. Utilities at mid-rig with FHU-20/30/50; no meters. Well water with "ok" pressure; good taste. Sewer pipe is unthreaded, 4" above ground level. No patios. Picnic tables. No room for open fires; fire pits in tent areas. South side has good satellite views; north side not-so-much. Free cable TV (36 channels). OTA TV found 9 channels. Free Wi-Fi but I could never get connected. Verizon phone and 4G at 4-bars. No railroad or aircraft but occasional interstate noise. Recycle bins for paper, plastic, aluminum. Bug Report: Small black ants. Runners: CG roads ok for running. Yoga: No place to put mats. Conclusion: If ever in the area again, we'll return - recommended. We camped at Grand Island KOA in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
67
Site Surface
Gravel, Dirt
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Just long enough for my 5th wheel (had to disconnect)
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
20 Amp, 30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Interior Roads
Tight Turns, Poor Conditions
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Grand Island is 13 miles northwest. Take NE-2 to US-30 west. City is large with national restaurant chains (Red Lobster, Ruby Tuesday, etc), fast food (DQ, McD's, Arbys, Taco Bell, etc). Ace hardware, Wal-mart (x2) but no fuel, Cenex diesel at $2.529. Autozone, O'Reilly's. VA medical facility. Churches. Banks. Parks & Recreation.

Review Count: 127
States Visited: 33
Helpful Reviews: 55

Lakeside Camping, North Platte, Nebraska

Date of Stay: May, 2017 - $34.00
Overall Rating:      

First Impression: From the highway, CG seems spacious, medium sized, attractive. Safety: no concerns - peaceful. Access: Exit 179 from I-80, north about 500', turn right. Very easy to find, GPS took us right in. Park access road in "ok" condition, adequate signage. Office: Friendly Ma-and-Pa owners; token store with snacks, a few RV equipment items, a lot of fishing gear. Facilities: No pool, spa, rec room, or fitness room. Small, aged laundry room. "Ok" restrooms/showers, aged but clean (score "B"). No propane sales. Small playground. Pretty lake has boats and kayaks to rent. On-leash dog run. Campground: In a flood plain. Roads are dirt/gravel with gentle turns and no overhead obstacles. Sites are all tight, slide-to-slide, both back-in and pull-through. Tent area but no yurts. One cabin/lodge. Sites are dirt/grass, adequately level, grass/weeds between. Utilities are closer to the rear of sites with FHU-20/30/50. Strong water pressure with good taste. Threaded sewer pipe heights range from ground level to about 5" above ground level. No patios; good picnic tables. Open fires not permitted. Good satellite views. No cable TV. OTA TV found 12 channels. No Wi-Fi. Verizon phone at 5-bars; 4G at 5-bars. Distant railroad, no aircraft, interstate noise noticeable but acceptable. No recycle bins. Bug Report: Fire ant mounds all over the place. Runners: CG roads marginal for running. Yoga: Not recommended. Conclusion: Okay for a stop-over. We camped at Lakeside Camping in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
C
Site Surface
Gravel, Dirt, Grass
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Quite a bit longer (plenty of space) for my 5th wheel and truck (I didn't have to disconnect
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
20 Amp, 30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

North Platte, NE, has Applebees, Ruby Tuesday, Starbucks, Perkins, various fast food restaurants. Numerous local restaurants. Landromat next to the Wal-Mart. Sinclair diesel at $2.339. Banks and credit unions. No RV stores. O'Reillys, Autozone. VA health facility in Grand Island (1¾ hour drive, east). Disc golf at Cody Park "Flight of 9".

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Review Count: 127
States Visited: 33
Helpful Reviews: 55

Lovewell Lake, Webber, Kansas

Date of Stay: May, 2017 - $23.00
Overall Rating:      

First Impression: Huge reservoir. Multiple CGs in the park. Very quiet, almost empty (early May). Prices vary based on site type chosen; no discounts. Pretty. Safety: no concerns - peaceful. Access: We came in on Kansas route 14 (good condition), south from Nebraska route 8 (marginal condition) as access to US-36 was closed in Belleville due to construction. Then, east on North Shore Road to 250 Road then south into the park. North Shore Road needs resurfacing. Okay signage, GPS got us in. Office: Open sporadically. Stop at the "self pay" kiosk, first on the left as you turn onto 250 Road to see a map of the CGs. Facilities: No CG amenities. No laundry room. Very aged, dirty restrooms/showers (score "D"). No propane sales. Nice, large playground. No designated dog run. Nine hole, disc golf course. Campground: Not in a flood plain. Park roads are rough, bumpy asphalt with gentle turns and no overhead obstacles. Individual CG roads (i.e. Walleye Loop) are dirt but watch for low hanging branches and tight turns around trees. Big rigs use caution in the Walleye Point loop. Sites are all spacious, pull-through. Numerous tent areas but no yurts. Some cabins and park models. Most sites are dirt/gravel (a few are concrete), no landscaping, level. Electric and water are at mid-rig with either 30A or 30A/50A; no meters. No sewer; use dump stations. Good water pressure and taste. A few sites have nice concrete patios with very aged picnic tables. Ground fires not permitted but most sites have a BBQ/fire ring. Marginal satellite views (mature trees). No cable or OTA TV. Free Wi-Fi advertised at office but none found. Verizon phone had no coverage; No 4G but "1X" basic access was available but sketchy. No railroad, aircraft, or traffic noise. No recycle bins. Bug Report: No insect issues. Runners: Roads ok for running. Yoga: good space and ground surface for your mat. Conclusion: not a bad place for a getaway - recommended. We camped at Lovewell Lake in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
Walleye Point Loop 1
Site Surface
Concrete
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Just long enough for my 5th wheel (had to disconnect)
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table, Patio
Power Hookups
30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Interior Roads
Tight Turns, Scraping Branches, Obstacles
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

We're here to visit Lebanon, KS which is where you'll find the "geographic center of the USA". Closest town is Superior, NE. One Mexican restaurant. DQ fast food. Landromat. No Wal-Mart. Groceries at Ideal Market. Diesel at $2.499. Bank. No RV stores.

Review Count: 127
States Visited: 33
Helpful Reviews: 55

Air Capital RV Park, Wichita, Kansas

Date of Stay: May, 2017 - $44.00
Overall Rating:      

First Impression: Nice presentation. $44/day for back-in site; $54/day for pull-through. Concrete pads. Cozy - wave at your neighbor through your windows. Safety: no concerns - peaceful. Access: head west on 47th street off I-135 at exit 1A (just before the I-35, Kansas Turnpike) and turn left onto Emporia. Access road in good condition, good road sign, GPS was accurate. Office: Friendly staff. No store. Facilities: No pool, spa, or fitness room. Laundry room not inspected. Nice restrooms/showers with clean fixtures, good water pressure and temperature (score "B"). Small playground. On-leash dog run. Office building is a certified storm shelter. Campground: Not in a flood plain. Roads are concrete with gentle turns and no overhead obstacles. Sites are a mix of back-in and pull-through, close but not "slide-to-slide". No tent area, yurts. Park models for rent. Sites are level, concrete, with grass landscaping. No trees. Utilities at mid-rig with FHU-20/30/50; no meters. Adequate water pressure and taste. Threaded sewer pipe is about 2" above ground level, closer to rear of rig (I needed my "long tube"). No patios or picnic tables. Ground fires not permitted. Good satellite views. Free cable TV (50+ channels). Free Wi-Fi but with poor coverage away from the office building. Verizon phone at 5-bars; 4G at 4-bars. Distant railroad, aircraft, and traffic noise. No recycle bins. Bug Report: fire ant mounds but minimal insect activity was seen. I sprayed but fire ants don't climb. Runners: CG roads good for running, no fitness room so no treadmills. Yoga: No patios but there was lots of space around the rigs for your mat. Conclusion: A bit overpriced for no amenities but recommended if you're visiting the area. They were quite full so reservations highly suggested. We camped at Air Capital RV Park in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
88
Site Surface
Concrete
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Just long enough for my 5th wheel (had to disconnect)
Power Hookups
20 Amp, 30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

CG is on the south side of Wichita, KS, where you can find anything that you need. Applebee's is across 47th street. Many fast food restaurants nearby (Sonic, McDonalds, KFC, etc). Landromat on Broadway, north. Groceries at Dillons. Wal-Mart on Broadway, north about 2½ miles but no fuel. Nearby diesel at $2.359. Three VA facilities within 6 miles. Silver Sneakers at Oaklawn Activity Center, 2.2 miles away.

Review Count: 127
States Visited: 33
Helpful Reviews: 55

Iola RV Park and Storeage, Iola, Kansas

Date of Stay: May, 2017 - $25.00
Overall Rating:      

First Impression: CG is nice but small and unassuming. Passport America discount, only. $25/day, $100/week, $300/month. Safety: no concerns - peaceful. Access: On US-54 at the west end of Iola, KS. Municipal roads in good condition. GPS took us directly there. Road signage is poor. Office: The owner/manager, easy going. No store. Facilities: No amenities. Office building has restrooms/showers and one clothes washer and dryer at the end of the hallway. Restrooms/showers are old, dirty, and moldy. Mold covered curtains separate shower "stalls". Ran out of hot water (score "D-"). Propane sales. No playground. Designated, on-leash, dog area. Storm shelter. Campground: In a flood area. Roads are gravel with gentle turns and no overhead obstacles. Sites are all pull-through and spacious. No tent area, yurts, or cabins. Electrical pedestals at mid-rig with FHU-20/30/50; with meters. Sites are level, grass/gravel in "ok" condition. Well-mowed grass between sites. Sewer pipe is 4" threaded, about 4" above ground level. Very strong water pressure with good taste. Nice concrete patio with concrete picnic tables. Numerous sites have raised charcoal grills/smokers. Open fires not permitted. Good satellite views. Free cable TV (? channels - didn't check). OTA TV found 5 channels. Free Wi-Fi with excellent coverage and bandwidth. Verizon phone at 4-bars; 4G coverage at 4-bars. No railroad or aircraft noise but notable street noise as US-54 is "right there". No recycle bins. Bug Report: variety of ants and small spiders (early May). Runners: CG roads ok for running or go to the Riverside Park (¼ mile east); no fitness room so no treadmills. Yoga: concrete patios are plenty big enough for your mat. Conclusion: Good for a short stop-over but not a destination CG. We camped at Iola RV Park and Storeage in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
10
Site Surface
Gravel, Dirt, Grass
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my 5th wheel and truck (I didn't have to disconnect
Campsite Features
Picnic Table, Patio
Power Hookups
20 Amp, 30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

El Charro Mexican restaurant (about ½ mile away - we walked) has good food and margaritas. Wal-mart is about 2 miles north on State Street but no gas station. Local restaurants, Pizza Hut, fast food (DQ, Sonic, McDonalds). Bennett Coin Laundry (not inspected). Groceries (Walmart, Pete's, Moon's Hometown). Diesel at $2.439. Banks. Various churches. Riverside Park bike trail. No RV stores. Ace hardware store. Autozone. Disc Golf course at end of South Washington street (9 holes).

Review Count: 127
States Visited: 33
Helpful Reviews: 55

Ozark Highlands RV Park, Springfield, Missouri

Date of Stay: May, 2017 - $36.00
Overall Rating:      

First Impression: While most mobile home parks tend to be seedy and run-down, this park is aged but rather clean. Safety: no concerns - peaceful. Access: Follow GPS and you'll get lost. Take the South Glenstone exit off US-60 and go northwest to (east) Peele Street (traffic light with a turn lane). On Peele, turn immediately to the right into the MH/RV park, then left towards the office. Easy to find on your right. Municipal roads are in good condition. This part of Springfield is a high traffic, business district. Office: Friendly staff but this is the mobile home office, not an RV park office or store. Facilities: This is a mobile home community and has no campground amenities but does have storm shelters. Campground: Roads are wide, asphalt with roomy turns, lots of trees but no overhead issues. Speed bumps. RV sites are isolated to the back of the facility which are a mix of pull-through and back-in (depends on rig length), no tent area, yurts, or cabins. Electrical pedestals at rear of site with FHU-20/30/50. Sites are nearby but roomy, clean, with packed gravel in good condition, no landscaping, level. Sewer pipe is 4" threaded, at ground level. No patio, no picnic tables. Open fires not permitted. Good water pressure and taste. No propane sales. Good satellite views. No cable TV. OTA TV found 28 channels. Free Wi-Fi (Tengonet) with excellent coverage and bandwidth. Verizon phone at 5-bars; 4G at 5-bars. No railroad or aircraft noise but minor, local traffic sounds. No recycle bins. Bug Report: Small black ants came in from my water hose; pre-treat is recommended. Runners: CG roads good for running, no fitness room so no treadmills. Yoga: Gravel is small and packed. Should be acceptable for your mat or use the road which has rare traffic. Conclusion: We will return if in the area. Recommended. We camped at Ozark Highlands RV Park in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
525
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my 5th wheel and truck (I didn't have to disconnect
Power Hookups
20 Amp, 30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

MH/RV Park is on the south side of Springfield, MO and is a major business area. Lowe's, Home Depot, O'Reilly's, Autozone. Drive north on S. Glenstone (US-65 business) for major restaurant chains, fast food, shopping malls and plazas. Wal-Mart. Diesel (Kum & Go at $2.229). Banks. Entertainment. RV stores further north on US-65 or east on I-44 to route 125 for the Camping World. Hospital and medical facilities. Churches. Andy's Frozen Custard is very good (I suggest the "Straw-Ana" sundae).

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Review Count: 127
States Visited: 33
Helpful Reviews: 55

Chipmunk Crossing RV Park, West Plains, Missouri

Date of Stay: April, 2017 - $30.00
Overall Rating:      

First Impression: A rare find. A small CG with an attractive presentation. Manicured landscaping and décor. Spacious sites. Safety: no concerns - peaceful. Access: From Arkansas, we came in on MO-142, a twisting, turning, up-and-down, back-road in good condition, then MO-17, a two-lane road in superb condition. GPS found the CG without issue. Good signage, but entrance is a sharp turn with drop-offs on both sides. USE CAUTION - SWING WIDE. Office: Friendly husband/wife owner/manager. $30/night+tax; buy 5, get 7. Facilities: Pool, no spa or fitness room. Rec center with one washer/driver combo and quite a collection of books (hundreds of them), storm shelter, small playground, shuffle board, horseshoes. Catch-and-release fishing pond. Restrooms with showers are modern and ultra-clean (score "A+") but are tiny and can only be used by one person at a time. No fenced dog run but plenty of "yard" for the puppies. No propane sales. Campground: Roads are good gravel with gentle turns but, WARNING, low hanging tree branches. Eighteen sites are a mix of pull-through (x3) and back-in (x15) but no designated tent area. No yurts or cabins. Utilities are at mid-rig; FHU-20/30/50. Sites are packed gravel, level, in good condition. Sewer pipe is 4" PVC, unthreaded, about 6" above ground level. Gravel patio with nice picnic tables. Ground fires not permitted. Adequate well water pressure with good taste. Challenging satellite views (numerous trees), no cable TV, OTA TV found 16 channels. Free Wi-Fi with good coverage and bandwidth. Verizon phone at "1-bar"; 4G at "1-bar". No traffic, railroad, or aircraft noise. Recycle bins for glass, plastic, and aluminum. Bug Report: It rained through most of our entire stay; no insects observed (they probably drowned). Runners: Gravel roads marginal for running, no fitness room so no treadmills. Yoga: Gravel is too rough for mats but grass might be okay. Conclusion: Price just a bit too high for what you get but "Recommended." We camped at Chipmunk Crossing RV Park in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
2
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my 5th wheel and truck (I didn't have to disconnect
Campsite Features
Picnic Table, Patio
Power Hookups
20 Amp, 30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

You're about 8 miles from West Plains, MO. Go north on route 17 then left onto US-63. Ruby Tuesday restaurant, various fast food chains. Wal-Mart (doesn't sell diesel). Diesel at Citgo $2.279. Banks. Small movie theater. No RV stores. Hardware/auto stores. Churches.

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Review Count: 127
States Visited: 33
Helpful Reviews: 55

Fort Smith / Alma RV Park, Alma, Arkansas

Date of Stay: April, 2017 - $35.00
Overall Rating:      

My take: A former KOA. Quaint. Secluded. Safety: no concerns - peaceful. Access: Off I-40 exit 13 go north about 3 miles. Good signage on left. Municipal road needs resurfacing. GPS took us directly to the CG. Office: Token store with food items and snacks, a few RV equipment items; closes at 6 PM. Facilities: Sites are a mix of back-in and pull-through; tent area and cabins. Pool, no spa or fitness room. Laundry room not inspected. Restrooms/showers look very new, clean, modern (score "A"). Nice playground. Tons of open space for your dog to run. Lake with pedal-boats to rent. Campground: Roads are narrow, new asphalt with tight turns. Watch for hanging tree branches. Electrical pedestals with FHU-20/30/50; no meters. Sites are dirt and grass with a sprinkling of gravel and very close together, grass landscaping, level with pedestal at mid-rig. Some sites have sewer; others use dump station near office but the (aging) sewer is on the wrong side of the road so go "in" the "out". Some sites have concrete patios; not all sites have picnic tables. Good satellite views. Ground fires not permitted. Adequate water pressure and taste. Propane sales on site. Free cable TV. OTA TV found 18 channels. Free Wi-Fi but with sporadic coverage and weak bandwidth. Verizon phone at 4-bars; 4G at 4-bars. No railroad, traffic, or aircraft noise. No recycle bins. Bug Report: Ant mounds but no activity noted. Runners: CG roads good for running, no fitness room so no treadmills. Yoga: lawns were well mowed; place mats anywhere; watch for ants. Conclusion: Overpriced for minimal amenities. We only stayed 1 night per our travel plan. We camped at Fort Smith / Alma RV Park in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
D22
Site Surface
Gravel, Grass
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my 5th wheel and truck (I didn't have to disconnect
Power Hookups
20 Amp, 30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open, Some Shade
Interior Roads
Tight Turns, Obstacles
Tow Vehicle Parking
No
Tips for other Campers:

Alma, AR, has fast food restaurants and some local shops. No RV stores. Didn't see any hardware or automotive stores (like Autozone or NAPA). There's a convenience store/gas stop about 2 miles from the CG with diesel at $2.349.

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